Archive for 2018

Why is there a boom in Home Schooling?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

We are witnessing a seismic shift in education where more parents than ever are electing to home school their children. But why? Well, the reasons are growing: An inflexible school curriculum Lack of special needs support Increase in bullying, anxiety and social issues Lack of support for mental health Toxic system where exam results seem […]

Are you ready to get back to school?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

It seems like just yesterday when the schools broke up for the holidays, and yet here we are with a new term beckoning… A new term can be a shock to the system after a relaxed few weeks where the usual routines have gone out of the window. That’s why it helps to get prepared […]

Make your final year count

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Education is all about new beginnings, new opportunities. Even if you received a disappointing report last year – where you perhaps didn’t meet expectations or target grades – you now have the chance to put that right. Even though it’s the Summer hols, you can still get yourself lesson-ready so you can get ahead in […]

Discover the Secrets of Science

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Science. It’s one of those fascinating subjects which keeps on giving… New discoveries are happening every day, scientists are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible – plus it helps us make sense of the world around us. In fact, the news is full of Science. Droughts, extreme weather systems, chemical weapon attacks, space travel, new […]

Avoid the summer slump

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Brain drain… Is it a ‘thing’? Yes, without doubt. Many studies over the past 20 years have concluded that summer learning loss is real – not a myth. The facts are that children can: lose months of reading skills over the summer holiday take 6 weeks to regain skills that they ended the previous academic […]

Change your career – become a private tutor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Working in education is one of the best careers in the world! You can become a life changer and dream maker…. It’s true. Imagine a child with zero confidence who doesn’t believe they are worth anything. Under your guidance, they start to feel more confident and skilled – leaving them feeling they can achieve anything! […]

When is it time to call in a private tutor?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

You know yourself that life doesn’t always go to plan. As adults we learn to pick ourselves up and keep going. At least sometimes… Our children, however, might feel so stuck in a learning maze that they can’t find the obvious way out. And it happens a lot more common than you’d think. Has your child missed school? Perhaps your child […]

Expect the unexpected in your exams

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Every year, the GCSE and A Level examiners outdo themselves by throwing in cryptic questions which only Sherlock Holmes could crack! This year is no exception – if the Science and English exams are anything to go by… How can you get round this? It’s all bananas … or is it? How to handle the unexpected […]

How to get yourself through the exams

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Exam season is finally here – whether you are sitting SATs exams, GCSEs or A Levels. Tutoring young people day in day out, we understand how important this point in your life is to you. We also know what a struggle it can be to get through it all – especially when you are not feeling confident. […]

Beat exam anxiety this summer

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Is your child facing GCSEs and A Levels this year? Look out for signs of panic: sleeplessness, complaints that they just can’t revise, restlessness and moody behaviour. The problem with stress is that it stops you from thinking straight. If you can’t think, you can’t process information. And when that happens, an already anxious head becomes overwhelmed fast. How […]